Hatch Won't Support Sotomayor
by Deacon Blues
It shouldn't surprise anyone that Orrin Hatch came out against the nomination of Judge Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court today:
Hatch, along with many Republican senators, was critical of some of Sotomayor's past statements that they say indicate a willingness to judge cases in part on her personal views and experiences.
Yet Hatch wasn't bothered about Sam Alito, who as Glenn Greenwald reported was only too happy to admit that he took his life experiences into account when ruling on a case.
Please, let's cut to the chase: The GOP has no problem with a male conservative, whether they be black, latino, or Italian, using their background and family experiences as a guide when ruling on cases. But if you are a woman with a strange sounding name, who admits to doing the same thing as Sam Alito, then hacks like Hatch disapprove.